It will be a battle between Big East opponents when the No. 16 Seton Hall Pirates (19-7, 11-3 Big East) welcome the St. John’s Red Storm (14-12, 3-10 Big East) to the Prudential Center. The game is scheduled to get underway at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, February 23, 2020.
St. John’s Red Storm at Seton Hall Pirates Betting Prediction
In the Red Storm’s last game, they were topped by the Xavier Musketeers, 77-74. Xavier’s 0.531 effective field goal percentage was their biggest strength over St. John’s, who had a rate of 0.395. The Musketeers’ mark was above their season average of 0.485, while the Red Storm’s was below their season average of 0.462. St. John’s’ Nick Rutherford had a solid outing, putting up 16 points, seven assists and five rebounds.
The Pirates barely escaped the No. 21 Butler Bulldogs in their last contest, 74-72. One of Seton Hall’s biggest advantages was their ability to convert at the free throw line. They were 20-22 (90.9 percent), while the Bulldogs were 11-15 (73.3 percent). With 16 points, six rebounds and five assists, Myles Powell put together a solid performance for Seton Hall.
This will be the second game of the season between these two squads. In the first, the Red Storm lost 82-79. LJ Figueroa put up 16 points, seven steals and five rebounds. The Pirates made 22 of their 27 free throws (81.5 percent) and had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (40.5 vs. 32.6).
From an effective field goal percentage perspective, Seton Hall should have a significant advantage. The Pirates defense ranks 16th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.444), while the St. John’s offense is ranked 329th in effective field goal percentage (0.459).
St. John’s Red Storm vs. Seton Hall Pirates Odds Pick
College Basketball Pick: ATS Winner – Seton Hall, O/U – Under
Seton Hall averages 37.5 rebounds per game, which ranks 78th in the nation. St. John’s ranks 296th in rebounds allowed per game (41.1).
The Pirates rank 70th in three pointers allowed per game (19.7) while the Red Storm rank 248th (24.6).
Seton Hall ranks fourth in blocks per game (6.2) while St. John’s ranks 167th in blocks allowed per game (4.3).
The Red Storm average 10.3 steals per game, which ranks second in the nation. The Pirates rank 138th in steals allowed per game (6.6).
Seton Hall ranks 89th in assists per game (14.2) while St. John’s ranks 212th in assists allowed per game (14.1).
The Red Storm have been outscored by an average of 5.0 points in their last five games. For the season, St. John’s has defeated opponents by an average of 4.3 points.
During their last five games, the Pirates have scored an average of 75.0 points per game (0.6 above their season average) and allowed an average of 73.6 points per game (6.8 above their season average).